London, UK– Aug. 5, 2009 -- Power Challenge, a leading developer and publisher of popular online sports games has reached more than 3.5 million monthly unique visitors across its portfolio of games sites. The company’s dedicated focus to improve and innovate upon its products and community driven features has resulted in a steady increase in active user base, player retention and monetization. The company, backed by Benchmark Capital, manages two successful online soccer game sites, ManagerZone ( www.managerzone.com), a leading soccer management game and Power Soccer ( www.powersoccer.com), an in-browser soccer game and community, and has inspired sports fans globally to compete online, purchase compelling digital goods and drive additional company revenue streams through club memberships and advertising.
“We are truly excited by Power Challenge's fast growth,” said Frank Sagnier, CEO, Power Challenge.“As we are about to release a wealth of new gameplay features, meta-services and revamp of our web UI and design, I have no doubt we will further engage our existing consumers and appeal to many new users.”
Through the introduction of mouse play, skill enhancing digital goods and by securing top-tier distribution partnerships, one of its games, Power Soccer, has surged in user activity growing to 4 million games played in June versus 2.5 million games played in January. Power Challenge will continue to drive conversion and retention of global sports fans through upcoming improvements in both games. Future releases will include a new user interface and gameplay additions like career mode in Power Soccer and new navigation and Instant Matches in ManagerZone.
Distribution partnerships have also contributed to Power Challenge’s global profile and monthly revenue growth by driving player registration and advertising reach. Power Soccer and ManagerZone are distributed throughout the world by Miniclip, SPIL GAMES, Fox Sports, Televisa and Goal.com.
As fans gear up for the World Cup in 2010, Power Challenge will continue to improve upon its offerings and benefit from increased global excitement around soccer and online games.
About Power Challenge:
Power Challenge ( www.powerchallenge.com) is a leading publisher and developer of console-quality multi-player online sports games. Founded in Sweden, Power Challenge has launched with global success ManangerZone, a leading online soccer management game and Power Soccer, an online in-browser soccer game and community. Across their two sites the company has more than 3.5 million unique monthly visits. Power Soccer and ManagerZone are distributed by top tier media partners throughout the world, including Miniclip, SPIL GAMES, Fox Sports, Televisa and Goal.com, and generates revenue from micro-transactions , club membership and advertising. The privately-held company is funded by Benchmark Capital and has employees based in New York, London and Sweden.
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Erik Reynolds on behalf of Power Challenge